Oamaru crash details murky

Police are still trying to establish what two young Oamaru women were doing when they were hit by a truck on Saturday morning.

Madeleine Horn (18) remained in a serious condition in Dunedin Hospital's intensive care unit last night, while Ema McGeown (21), who received moderate injuries, was progressing favourably, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The CourierPost truck driver had attempted to avoid them by braking and steering into the other lane.

Yesterday, Sergeant Tony Woodbridge said there were a lot of rumours around the town, which was distressing for the young women's families.

Police were trying to find out what happened and anyone with information was asked to contact the Oamaru police.

Information was sought as to what Miss Horn and Miss McGeown were doing before the accident on Thames Highway at 2.50am.

Police officers were conducting door-to-door inquiries.


Add a Comment






Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter